Victims of Marcos’ martial law and their relatives from Cagayan Valley trooped to the House of Representatives on Wednesday, November 14, to register their calls for the reopening of application for the recognition and indemnification of martial law victims.
After Typhoon Ompong, news on the tragic landslide, the relief and assistance from government and private institutions and the DENR’s closure order field the the airwaves. Two months after the disaster, the people of Itogon continue to face the hardships brought not only by Ompong but by the national government’s lack of comprehensive action to resolve the people’s safety and economic wellbeing. These are some of their day-to-day struggles to survive that remain unknown to the public.
On September 17, Department of Environment and Natural Resources Secretary Roy Cimatu issued a ban on pocket mining in the Cordillera. The directive is Cimatu’s response after a massive landslide hit the mining town of Itogon at the height of Typhoon Ompong. More than a month after, thousands of families continue to look for alternative livelihood, with some already burried in debts. Small scale miners explain why the uplanned DENR order to close their operations is not fair and worst than the disaster brought by Typhoon Ompong.
Leaders of progressive youth groups in Baguio trooped to the city council and were accommodated at the regular council session on Monday, November 5 to raise their concerns on red-tagging and harassment perpetrated by the city police.
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Groups criticized the Pines City College in Baguio City for imposing mandatory pregnancy test for female students saying that it is a violation of the rights of the students.
Governments are required to provide protection to lawyers under international law. We thus beseech the duly constituted authorities to solve this case with competence and dispatch because lawyers, prosecutors, and judges are being targeted with surging frequency and impunity.
A women’s training and research institution on October 30, said they recorded 56 personnel of the Philippine National Police (PNP) to have abused women since Rodrigo Duterte assumed presidency.
Environmental advocate and writer Sherwin De Vera filed a motion to exclude his name from the Department of Justice’s proscription petition to declare the Communist Party of the Philippines and New People’s Army as terrorist organizations.
The town of Itogon received P20 million from the National Housing Authority for the resettlement of 720 families whose houses are within the ‘no build zones’.
The resolution mentioned that Joan Carling won the award “for her work as one of the world’s most prominent defenders of environmental and indigenous rights”.
Victims of typhoon Ompong in Baguio City whose houses were destroyed complain of not receiving any assistance.